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'''Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla''' (, ; March 11, 1921July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango music|tango composer, bandoneon player and Music arranger|arranger. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed ''nuevo tango'', incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles. In 1992, American music critic Stephen Holden described Piazzolla as "the world's foremost composer of tango music".
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